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The Wy’east Artisans Guild is displaying an art exhibit in the lobby of the Sandy Actors Theatre, beginning with an artists’ reception at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the theater, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., behind Ace Hardware. The artist reception is followed in the theater by a free preview presentation of “The Last Romance.” All donations received will help the guild with its community service projects.

The Sandy Actors Theatre is offering “The Last Romance” as its next stage performance, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the theater, 39181 Pioneer Blvd. For reservations or information, call 503-668-6834.

The city of Sandy is offering an opportunity for children, age 3 or older, to take the spotlight and perform for an audience. A five-to-seven-minute performance is welcome at this open mic from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Starbucks Coffee, 36765 Highway 26, between BiMart and Grocery Outlet. For more information, call 503-475-2347.

The next Saturday market in Sandy is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the AEC Building, 39085 Pioneer Blvd. For information or to become a vendor, call 503-475-2347.

Food assistance

The Community Church of Sandy offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Friday at 39290 Scenic St. For more information, call 503-668-4543.

Sandy Assembly Of God Church offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every third Monday at 39800 Highway 26, Sandy. The church also has its food pantry and clothes closet open those nights. For more information, call 503-668-5589.

St. Vincent de Paul serves a free lunch from noon to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the Sandy Community Action Center, 38982 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-4746.

St. Michael Catholic Church in Sandy offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Saturday at 18090 Langensand Road. For more information, call 503-668-4446.

Government

The Firwood CPO and Wildcat Neighborhood Association meet the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Dover Fire Station, 24545 Firwood Road, Sandy. For more information, call Marge Stewart at 503-668-8797 or Jerry Hein at 503-826-8448.

The Villages at Mt. Hood board of directors meets at 4 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. For agendas or more information, go to thevillagesatmthood.com.

Mt. Hood Corridor CPO meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Dorman Room of the Community Center, 24500 E. Salmon River Road, Welches. For more information, call Janine Bertram at 503-622-6387.

The Boring CPO meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Boring Fire Station, 28655 Highway 212, Boring. For more information, call Chairman Steve Bates at 503-663-6271.

Civic groups

Sandy Toastmasters, a group that helps its members develop their public speaking and leadership skills, meets from 6:15-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the lower level of Cascadia Village Retirement Community, 39495 Cascadia Village Drive. For more information, contact Dennis Bachman at 503-750-2010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Sandy Optimist Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at the Sandy Senior Center, 38438 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-9542 or go to sandyoptimist.org.

Support groups

The Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will meet from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. For more information, call 503-887-4556.

Clackamas Women’s Services offers a free and confidential support group for survivors of domestic violence 10-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday. The meetings are held at a confidential location in Sandy. For more information, call Allison Schultz, rural counselor, at 503-201-2530.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays at Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-0002.

The evening chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays at Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-3417.

Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Fridays at Good Shepherd Community Church 28986 S.E. Haley Road in Boring. It’s open to anyone 18 or older who has any hurts, habits or hang-ups. For more information, call 503-663-5050.

Sandy Principles & Progress, an Al-anon group, meets from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-330-0900.

District 25 Alcoholics Anonymous’ Sandy Discovery Group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the second Saturday of the month, and at 9 a.m. Sundays at Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Road. The Sandy group also meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. The Welches Timberline group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for “text studies,” at 6 p.m. Fridays for women, at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at St. John in the Woods Catholic Church, 24905 E. Woodsey Way, Welches.

Sandy Sangha is a meditation and discussion group that meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays for a period of silent meditation followed by discussion on a variety of topics over tea, at 39641 Scenic St., Sandy. Meditation runs from 6:30-7 p.m. with tea and discussion until 8 p.m. No meditation experience is necessary. For information, call Emilie Cartoun at 503-997-3193 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..